Julian Nagelsmann happy about debut as DFB coach
Julian Nagelsmann has made a successful start to his term as national coach of the German national team. After the 3-1 win against the USA, the 36-year-old was extremely satisfied with the team’s performance.
Was more than happy with the performance of the players on his debut as DFB coach: Julian Nagelsmann.
Julian Nagelsmann can be more than satisfied with the 3-1 win against the United States. Not only did he have a successful debut as national coach of the DFB team, he also wrote himself into the history books in his first game, although probably only in the later chapters. Because he is only the second DFB coach to successfully make his debut after falling behind, Otto Nerz last achieved this in 1926.
“In the end it is difficult to defend the last situation, but before that we can do better. I think we all assume that Niclas (Füllkrug, editor’s note) will do it,” said Nagelsmann’s little criticism his striker, who otherwise impressed with the goal to make it 2-1 and the assist to make it 3-1, and the rest of the team after the interim 0-1 by ex-Dortmunder Christian Pulisic.
“More patience and control” after the break
Apart from the 0:1, Nagelsmann had little to complain about, but was instead largely satisfied with the team’s performance. “The boys played really well in the second half.” Although we had chances in the first half, “we didn’t do everything right in our individual defense there.” Overall, Nagelsmann was very satisfied because the DFB team “played very good football and completely deserved to win.”
What particularly impressed the new national coach was the fact that, despite the 0-1 deficit, the team “also impressed in terms of football”. “Against a good team with a lot of speed. We took a very good step in terms of football.” In the first half he had the feeling “that we wanted to decide the game too early” and there were too many ball losses. “In the second half we also had a fast pace of play, but more patience and control, that was the difference.”
Next step against Mexico
The day after the game, the focus will be on regeneration and competition replacement training before we start preparing for the next test match. The duel with Mexico is scheduled for Wednesday (2 a.m. CET). “And then we’ll try to take another step against Mexico,” said Nagelsmann.